Klapsons The Boutique Hotel
An anomalous and funky boutique hotel at the edge of Singapore’s financial center.
This is the rare boutique hotel in Singapore’s central business district. At least as unexpected is the shiny chrome reception pod designed by Milan’s Sawaya & Moroni within an otherwise non-descript modern office block. At this seventeen-room insider’s address, staff is efficient and genuinely friendly, offering upgrades when available and arranging the hotel’s complimentary car service. No two guest rooms are alike, but all include furniture by names like Zaha Hadid and Marcel Wanders, plus luxuriously soft carpeting, swanky bath treats and lights that you can manipulate from low-and-sexy to serious business. The latter helps when using the generous desks; also included are complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and local calls. Suites add outdoor Jacuzzis. Other freebies include mini-bar items and a generous breakfast at The Sleeping Rhino, the industrial-chic, ground-level eatery with cushy leather banquettes and floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal people-watching. At the end of the work day, invite clients up to the seventeenth level sky-terrace Fabrika bar for sundowners and creative tapas.